Archive for April, 2008
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This is my first surrealist piece of the year and it marks the contortion of my mind for the past year and going. The sculpture itself is extremely fragile, but sturdy enough to survive a 5.2 earthquake. The bulk of the work is composed of four interweaving strands built from corner plates and supported at several critical points.
Brent Wolke (aka thwaak) is known for his Magic Punk creations that combine fantasy with the magical. The Theolith is a heavily armed flagship that looks to be constructed on a floating rock (which is fully capable of motion in Brent’s world). See more details and descriptions in his flickr photostream.
One of the things that got me into Star Wars back in the 90′s was the PC game Dark Forces (released in 1995).
Tim “RogueBantha” Goddard has created a vignette to showcase his microscale Moldy Crow (an older creation):
I wasted far too many hours late at night blowing stormtroopers away with the concussion rifle and avoiding thermal detonators thrown by three-eyed Grans (“Tink tink tink…BOOM!”). Ah, good times…
Tim’s latest is actually a lovely little Theta-class shuttle, shown here with Palpatine and a pair of clones:
Adrian Florea takes the flyers of World War II as inspiration for his latest fighter:
The angled wings, the rear stabilizers, the chrome helmets… Fantastic. Here it is from another angle:
Chris Doyle has a great example entry, “Late 1980′s Romantic Comedy Armor”. Ha!
(Custom torso and M4/M16 rifle by BrickArms.)
Any update to Michael Jasper‘s Brickshelf gallery is a must-see. His latest batch of tiny, ingenious creations include a diversity of wonderful families with prams and strollers.
Nathan Proudlove has mainly been building amazing hotrods and other vehicles lately, but that doesn’t mean he’s not also a talented space builder.
Nathan’s “Lucky Strike” cave racer is blocky and colorful on the front and round, spiky, and black in back. The contrast of color and shape is wonderful.
(Via the ever-vigilant Young Spacers.)
Japanese mecha master Kwi Chang (Brickshelf) recently won Izzo’s Sci-Fi Industrial Mecha Competition (English info here on TBB) with another excellent heavy industrial mech, illustrated here in a cool background.
When the dead rise from their graves to destroy the living, dark magic must be afoot (or it’s the solanum virus, but that’s a different story). Dave Lartigue illustrates one such incident in his “Assault on the Necromancer’s Tower” diorama. Here’s the tower:
The dead rise up!
Villagers fight back!
There’s lots more to see in Dave Lartigue’s photostream on Flickr.
If that’s not cool enough for ya (and it should be), the mecha has a separate “Lodestar Aerospace Booster”:
With squad after squad of great minifigs, Joz is clearly a man after my own heart. Unlike too many “army builders,” he peppers his multitudes with unique units like this pair of “Jump Jet Instructors”:
Here are my favorites:
Oh, and yes, that is a kangaroo in the CPKF Insignia. Nice.